Migration Advisory Committee to consult on post-Brexit care impact
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is to launch a public call for evidence on the impacts of ending freedom of movement on adult social care.
The move follows the Home Office commissioned the MAC to examine the post-Brexit effects on skills shortages, covering the range of roles in adult social care.
In a letter to immigration minister Kevin Foster, MAC chairman Professor Brian Bell (pictured) said it will conduct a programme of engagement across the nations of the UK, with governments, employers, social care workers and other interested parties.
“We will run a public Call for Evidence to help us produce a report that reflects the wide range of views across the UK and makes use of information respondents are able to provide,” wrote Bell.
“We will start our Call for Evidence soon and intend to leave it open for 12 weeks to allow sufficient time for responses in what, understandably, is a busy period for all involved with social care,” he added.
MAC will also undertake primary research with providers of, and workers in, adult social care to understand their experiences and the impact of ending freedom of movement on them.
In addition to this, MAC will collect the necessary data analysis and modelling to inform its response.
Bell confirmed it would deliver its report to the Home Office by the end of April 2022.